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Dave Spence

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The match weights on some commercials appear to be increasing year on year and successful anglers are having to use more and more keepnets. It will imho get to the stage where an angler cannot place enough nets to be able to carry on fishing. Do you think that the commercial match scene will, eventually, have to change the weighing in procedure to some sort of weigh and release as each fish is caught. Or even holding tanks at the side of each platform that could calculate the weight via the water displacement.
 

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They’re going to have cranes and winches, to lift the anglers catches out, each peg will have a weighbridge, to record the weights👍...and in contrast on the river matches all competitors will be issued with a jam jar to retain their catch 👍
 

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They’re going to have cranes and winches, to lift the anglers catches out, each peg will have a weighbridge, to record the weights👍...and in contrast on the river matches all competitors will be issued with a jam jar to retain their catch 👍
And they will still say a jam jar full of sticklebacks is more satisfying and takes more skill than catching a tonne of carp in 3 hours.
 

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This was not intended to be controversial, nor is it a knock at the commercial matches. It is intended to pool ideas to try and alleviate the 'multi net' syndrome that has become prevalent. Imagine how much more relaxing it would be if you didn't have to keep a running total of fish in each net and not have any worries about exceeding the limit in any given net. This would clear the mind and allow you to concentrate on what you are there for.....catching fish.
 

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A lot of lakes are now weighing in at half time
I don't see that as a bad thing to be honest, been doing that in our club(s) for a while, and a midday break.....I can only think of two waters we now use where silly weights are recorded....
 

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In an ideal world the answer would be a scale that clips to the landing net and is zeroed by two match officials which would add the weight of each fish as it is caught and released. Unfortunately this would be open to cheating too easily, people scooping up mud with every fish or dropping a stone in with every fish etc.
 

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How about a vacuum like net head where each fish is sucked back to a weight station then released straight away.
it’s the future
 

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Or how about a barcode on each carp.
Scan and release
Nuisance fish in nets. 😉
 

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Back in 2016 Arrans Lake in Essex set a 6 hour match record of 1514lbs, 2nd place had 1341 lbs, 6th place was only 600 lbs. :confused:

There were quite a few 1000lb+ weights recorded in matches there but I believe that the stock levels have since been reduced.
That's a lot of work for a nugget Peter 🤗
 
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